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Edna Mode
Edna Marie "E" Mode[2][3][4] is a fictional character who appears in Disney-Pixar’s animated superhero film The Incredibles
The Incredibles
(2004). She is an eccentric fashion designer renowned for designing and creating the costumes of several famous superheroes before they are all forced to retire, having worked particularly closely with the superheroes Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl
Elastigirl
(Bob and Helen Parr), both of whom she has maintained a close friendship with. When the couple resumes their superheroic careers after several years of inactivity, Edna is summoned out of retirement to assist both characters, first by equipping Mr. Incredible with a new super suit and then by restoring Elastigirl's confidence in herself as a superheroine. Edna was created for the film by screenwriter and director Brad Bird to explain how superheroes obtain their costumes, a topic he believes is rarely explored in superhero films
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Lew Wasserman
Lewis Robert Wasserman (March 22, 1913 – June 3, 2002) was an American talent agent and studio executive, sometimes credited with creating and later taking apart the studio system[dubious – discuss] in a career spanning more than six decades. He was also the manager of MCA.Contents1 Career1.1 Early life 1.2 Hollywood career2 Last years 3 Death 4 Personal life 5 In popular culture 6 References 7 External linksCareer[edit] Early life[edit] Wasserman was born to a Jewish family[1] in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Isaac Wasserman and Minnie Chernick, both emigrants from Russia. He began his show business career as an usher in a Cleveland theater in 1933. He later became a booking agent for the Music Corporation of America (MCA), founded by Jules Stein. Hollywood career[edit] Under Wasserman, MCA branched out into representing actors and actresses in addition to musicians and in the process created the star system, which drove up prices for studios
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James Bond
The James Bond
James Bond
series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. Since Fleming's death in 1964, eight other authors have written authorised Bond novels or novelizations: Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver, William Boyd and Anthony Horowitz. The latest novel is Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz, published in September 2015. Additionally Charlie Higson
Charlie Higson
wrote a series on a young James Bond, and Kate Westbrook wrote three novels based on the diaries of a recurring series character, Moneypenny. The character has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, video games and film
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Dark-comedy
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss. Comedians often use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, thus provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. Popular themes of the genre include death, violence (murder, abuse, domestic violence, rape, torture, war, genocide, terrorism, corruption), discrimination (chauvinism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia), disease (anxiety, depression, suicide, nightmares, drug abuse, mutilation, disability, terminal illness, insanity), sexuality (sodomy, homosexuality, incest, infidelity, fornication), religion and barbarism. Black comedy differs from blue comedy which focuses more on crude topics such as nudity, sex, and bodily fluids
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Graphic Violence
Graphic violence is the depiction of especially vivid, brutal and realistic acts of violence in visual media such as literature, film, television, and video games. It may be real, simulated live action, or animated. The "graphic" in graphic violence is a synonym for "explicit", referring to the clear and unabashed nature of the violence portrayed; this is what differentiates true graphic violence from lesser forms of violence in media productions, including "real" violence, "cartoon" violence and "fantasy" violence.Contents1 Media1.1 Film2 News media 3 Music videos 4 Video games 5 Internet 6 See also 7 ReferencesMedia[edit] Graphic violence generally consists of any clear and uncensored depiction of various violent acts. Commonly included depictions include murder, assault with a deadly weapon, accidents which result in death or severe injury, suicide, and torture
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Lily Tomlin
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939)[1] is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian, and performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Laugh-In
from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix
Netflix
series Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie
as Frankie Bergstein
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Bud Luckey
William Everett "Bud" Luckey (July 28, 1934 – February 24, 2018) was an American animator, cartoonist, singer, musician, designer, composer, artist, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his work at Pixar, where he worked as a character designer on a number of films, including Toy Story, Boundin', Toy Story
Toy Story
2, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Toy Story
Toy Story
3. Luckey was also known as the voice of Rick Dicker
Rick Dicker
in The Incredibles, Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story
Toy Story
3 and as Eeyore
Eeyore
in the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film. In 2004, Luckey directed and wrote the Pixar
Pixar
short film Boundin', for which he also composed music and performed as the solo singer and narrator
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Lou Romano
Lou Romano (born April 15, 1972 in San Diego, California) is an American animation production artist and voice actor. He did design work on Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc.
and The Incredibles, and he provided the voices of Bernie Kropp in The Incredibles, Snot Rod in Cars and Alfredo Linguini in Ratatouille. Romano had an interest in drawing and painting at an early age and studied theater arts, performing in plays throughout junior high and high school. He studied acting at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). After graduating in 1990 he studied animation at the California
California
Institute of the Arts. He then completed workshops at The Groundlings
The Groundlings
in L.A.
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Caricature
A caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way through sketching, pencil strokes, or through other artistic drawings. In literature, a caricature is a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others.[1] Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.Contents1 Etymology 2 History 3 Notable caricaturists 4 Computerization 5 The caricature advantage 6 Modern use6.1 Museums7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEtymology[edit] The term is derived from the Italian caricare—to charge or load
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Amanda Lear
Amanda Lear
Amanda Lear
(née Tapp; born 18 November 1939) is a French-Italian singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model. Lear grew up in the south of France and in Switzerland, and studied art in Paris and at Saint Martin's School of Art
Saint Martin's School of Art
in London. She began her professional career as a fashion model in the mid-1960s and went on to model for Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne
and Ossie Clark
Ossie Clark
among others. Around that time she met the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí
and would remain his closest friend and muse for the next 15 years. Lear first came into the public eye as the cover model for Roxy Music's album For Your Pleasure in 1973
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Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(/bɛt/;[1] born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.[2] Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following. Since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including her renditions of "The Rose", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Do You Want to Dance", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "From a Distance"
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Bob Cut
A bob cut or bob is a short haircut for women (and occasionally men) in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw-level, often with a fringe (or "bangs") at the front
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Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
(AMPAS, also known as simply the Academy) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures
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Teddy Newton
Teddy Newton (born March 3, 1964) is an artist at Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios. He has worked as a storyboard artist for 2 Stupid Dogs, The Iron Giant, and Dexter's Laboratory. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts
California Institute of the Arts
in its world-renowned Character Animation program. At Pixar, he also co-wrote the short film Jack-Jack Attack
Jack-Jack Attack
and did the voices of the newsreel narrator in The Incredibles, Skinner's lawyer in Ratatouille, the 'Steward' robots in WALL-E, a television commercial salesman in Up, Chatter Telephone
Chatter Telephone
in Toy Story 3, and Mini Buzz in Toy Story Toons: Small Fry
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Trope (literature)
A literary trope is the use of figurative language, via word, phrase or an image, for artistic effect[1] such as using a figure of speech. The word trope has also come to be used for describing commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices,[2] motifs or clichés in creative works.[3][4]Contents1 Origins 2 In medieval writing 3 Types 4 Examples 5 See also 6 References and sourcesOrigins[edit] The term trope derives from the Greek τρόπος (tropos), "turn, direction, way", derived from the verb τρέπειν (trepein), "to turn, to direct, to alter, to change".[3] Tropes and their classification were an important field in classical rhetoric
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Unzipped (film)
Unzipped is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Douglas Keeve. It follows fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, Keeve's then boyfriend, as he plans and ultimately shows his fall 1994 collection. The film put such a rift in their relationship over Mizrahi's depiction that the two broke up over it.[1] There are appearances by supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista
Linda Evangelista
and Kate Moss, as well as many other celebrities and designers from the fashion world and beyond. Critical reception[edit] Janet Maslin for The New York Times
The New York Times
gave Unzipped a positive review. Calling the film a "crafty valentine to the fashion world in general and this irrepressible designer in particular", Maslin praised the film's tight structure and found Mizrahi an engaging personality
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